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The main aim of National Service Scheme is personality development through social service or community service. This programme is to inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice. NSS volunteers work hard day and night to ensure that every one in our society who is needy gets the every possible help from them so that they can also enhance their standards and lead a life of dignity in the society with all of us. In doing so the volunteers themselves learn a lot from the people in villages like how to struggle and how to lead a happy life in the extreme scarcity of resources and so on. Another aim is personality development through social service.


  • Cleaning
  • Afforestation
  • Stage shows or Procession creating awareness on social problems, education, cleanliness etc,
  • Inviting doctors for health camps

The motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. This expresses the essence of democratic living upholds the need of self-less service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings. Therefore NSS Volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

There are no pre-defined or pre-assigned tasks. It is left to the volunteers to provide service to society in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week to ten days. Camps for shorter periods are also conducted.

  • Major Projects Undertaken
  • Adoption of Village
  • Construction and repair of roads
  • Afforestation
  • Conducting Literacy Classes
  • Water conservation Project
  • Plastic Eradication


In connection with the International Youth Day celebrations,SwachhtaPakhwada Youth Rally on ‘Plastic Free World’ was held under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India on 12th August 2018. 61 NSS Volunteers of St.Joseph College of Engineeringincluding 40 boys and 21 girls,along with three staff participated in the rally. Our Administrator Rev.Fr. Xavier Manojgave a speech to our students at 9.30 in the college campus.The rally commenced with a speech by Dr.HirannyaKalesh P, NSS ProgrammeCoordinator,from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development campus,Sriperumbudurat 10.00 am. It ended at Sriperumbudur bus terminus at 11.30 am. The rally gave our students an opportunity to gain awareness about the need to protect our mother planet. I thank our beloved Administrator Rev.Fr. Xavier Manoj and Principal Dr.T.Ahilan, for providing our students such a wonderful experience.

Date: 13/09/2017

Time: 10:00.AM

Venue: College campus

Chief Guest: Dr. ESR Arul Subramanian, ophthalmologist, regional ophthalmology institute.

No of Students Participated: 400

  • PRAYER: Holly prayer was conducted by Rev.Fr.savariappan (Accounts Department)
  • Speech aboutimportance and need for eye donation was given by Mechanical department student coordinator Mr. Praveen.
  • Eye donation conditions, policies and some important details were given by our chief guest Dr. ESR Arul Subramanian(ophthalmologist, regional ophthalmology institute)
  • Motivational speech about eye donation was given by our father Savariappan
  • Nearly 400 students donated their eyes
  • Vote of thanks: those who all are gathered for eye donation camp were thanked by our YRC STUDENT Chairman Mr. Mahesh (IV year EEE)


What Is Red Ribbon?

A global symbol created in1991 in New York. Solidarity with people living with HIV and AIDS & aimed at uniting the people in the common fight against the disease.

HIV/AIDS Youth Scenario

  • 10 Million youth (aged 15-24) worldwide are living with HIV.
  • New Infections / day: 6,000 youths
  • In India: 15-29 years aged people- 31% of the AIDS burden.
  • In view of this, MOHFW, Govt. of India has proposed to establish a network with Universities and educational institutions.
  • In Delhi (ICTC data): prevalence of HIV Infection in 15-25 years age group is 1.94%.

Rationale Behind Focusing Youth

  • Sexual curiosity and risky behavior.
  • Limited access to correct information.
  • Formal Education Institute are generally silent on psycho-social aspects of physical growth and sexuality leading to mystification and secrecy around sex.
  • The epidemic among the youth remains largely invisible.
  • The youth are economically dependent and socially inexperienced and generally have less access to health care than adults.
  • Youth are the potential change agents who can protect themselves from the lurking of AIDS as well as be ambassadors in the fight against HIV & AIDS in particular.

Role Of The Red Ribbon Club

  • Educate youth with correct, concise and adequate information and heighten their level of awareness about HIV/AIDS/STI/sexuality and other related issues (thus eliminate myths and misconceptions).
  • Enable youth, especially the female students, to identify and understand situations of exploitation and abuse. Sensitize the youth regarding care and support needs of PLWHA and instill in them the spirit of helping and supporting the people living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) and reduce the stigma and discrimination against them.
  • Increase youths’ access to health care services related to STI / HIV/AIDS/drug use. Create linkages between youth and governmental, non – governmental agencies and CBOs to access safer and responsible healthy behavior.
  • Organize and facilitate voluntary blood donation camps and mobilize the youth for voluntary blood donation.
  • Create among the youth a cadre of peer educators for seeking and encouraging positive health behavior as well as ensuring sustainability of the club.

Key Areas Of RRC

  • Vibrancy of Youth: Tap the vibrancy of Youth and channelizing the energy of the youth in a positive direction.
  • Sex & Sexuality, HIV/AIDS & STI: Provide access to correct information on sexuality, HIV/AIDS, STI and other youth related issues in an enabling environment to promote healthy life styles.
  • Peer Education: Develop a cadre of Peer Educators among youth.
  • Voluntary Blood Donation: Promote voluntary non-remunerated blood donation.
  • Coverage of the Scheme
  • Targets youths in group 5-29 years.
  • Cover all educational institutions like Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics and institutions.
  • Priority in the North, North-East, East and central Districts of Delhi.

Outcomes Of The Programme

  • Number of youths aware of at least 3 correct modes of transmission and know at least 2 correct modes of HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Number of PLWHAs involved in the programme to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Numbers of RRCs established.
  • Number of Peer educators trained.
  • Number of other youths sensitized by peer educators regarding HIV/AIDS.
  • Number of units of blood collected through voluntary blood donation.

Formation Of Rrc Structure At District Level

  • A Regional Coordinator for supervising Program Officers of institutions.
  • Numbers of RRCs established.

Structure at Institutional Level

  • Programme Officer (NSS )
  • Student leaders

Steps of making a Red Ribbon Club

  • An orientation workshop at the institution will be organized whereby the head of the institution and relevant officials/ teachers and student groups/leaders will be oriented on the RRC scheme.
  • The workshop will conclude with the inauguration of RRC. The local VIPs may be invited and the inauguration will be presided over by the Head of the Institution.
  • Pamphlets, brochures and related IEC material will be distributed before and during inauguration of RRC Screening of HIV & AIDS, blood donation related films etc. will be undertaken during the orientation and inauguration on RRC.
  • Youth to be motivated for voluntary enrolment in RRC Names of the youths should be entered in the Membership Register.

Formation Of Advisory Committee Of Rrc At College Level

  • Patron : Vice – Chancellor, Director Higher & Technical Education
  • Chairperson : Principal/ Head of the Institute.
  • Convener : NSS Programme Officer.
  • Joint Convener : Student representatives from RRC (2 )- elected.
  • Members : Regional Coordinator, Finance officer of the RRC and two student volunteers
  • The Committee shall have a total of 10 (ten) members representing active members of teaching faculty and students.
  • RRC tenure will follow the educational session of the institution/University.
  • RRC’s activities at Institutional or higher level should not clash with or affect the educational programme and/or schedule of the Institution.
  • The strength of the club can vary from 10 to 500 voluntary members. One time grant of Rs.2500 to Institution to form RRC.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)

Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of St.Joseph College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Chennai have started in the year 2014. It has been doing its active functioning during the year 2017-18.


“To be a Precedent Institution in helping the Entrepreneurial potential of students and empower them for the purpose of job creation and assisting them to develop our Nation”.


“Development of Entrepreneurship on various domains of Institution by identifying and empowering the prospective entrepreneur students for Employment Generation”.


  • To create Entrepreneurial Culture in the Institution
  • To organize Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps
  • To conduct various types of training programmes for Potential Entrepreneurs
  • To organize Guest Lectures by Eminent Entrepreneurs.
  • To encourage potential Entrepreneurs to participate with Business, Industry, Agency and Trade Associations for Entrepreneurship Education.

President: Dr.T.Ahilan (Principal)
Vice-President: Dr.M.Navaneethakrishnan (Vice Principal)
Convenor: Mr.D.Benjamin Robert Raj (AP/MBA)
Co-Convenor: Mr.D.Antony Prabhu(AP/MECH)


The following staff members are nominated for coordinating with ED Cell on behalf of respective departments.


There are 387 students from all the departments have the membership with the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our college, and they have the aspiration to become an entrepreneur.


Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our College has conducted an “Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)” on 22.01.2018 (Monday) at 9.30 am to 12.15 pm in the Seminar Hall.

Two of the Chief Guests were handled the session with very inspirational and motivational talk on Entrepreneurship. Founder and Director of T.I.P.S Academy Mr. N. S. Vijayganesh urged about the attitude of students on Entrepreneurship and General Concepts about Govt. formalities on Entrepreneurship with successful stories of entrepreneurs. Another chief guest Mr.Sabareesh Senniyappan has talked about how the students come out with the business plans to become entrepreneurs.153 students were participated from all the departments who already been the members of Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our College.




Mr.D.Benjamin Robert Raj, Assistant Professor / Convenor of Entrepreneurship Development Cell of our Institution has participated in the Two weeks Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Entrepreneurship” sponsored by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurchip Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt. of India, held from 11th December 2017 to 23rdDecember 2017, organized by Technology Business Incubator, St.Peter’s Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai.


1.A proposal sent to DST’s NIDHI (National Initiative for Developing and HarnessingInnovation) TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATOR

2.A proposal sent to DST for funding on Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC)

3.A proposal sent to DST for funding on Faculty Development Programme (FDP) in our college

4.A proposal sent to DST to set up NewGen IEDC

5.A proposal sent to EDI-NEN Innovators & Entrepreneurs Development Programme (IEDP) for Educational Institution

Entrepreneurship Development Cell has organized and completed the three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp under DST-NIMAT Project 2018-2019 on 27th to 29th September 2018, sponsored by NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India, implemented by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad. This programme has been conducted in Seminar Hall – 1 of our college at 9.30 am to 3.00 pm every day. This three day camp was started with the invocation of Rev.Fr.Savariyappan, and welcomed by EDC Convener, Mr.D.Benjamin Robert Raj. Our Principal, Prof.Dr.T.Ahilan has felicitate the presidential address and he has honoured the Guest, Prof.Dr.H.Moideen Batcha, HOD of Department of Management Studies, Vel Tech High Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala College of Engineering, Avadi. There are 75 students were participated as per the norms indicated by EDII, and who are selected from all the disciplines of our college.


The First day session was started with the Camp Objective of EAC by the Convener of EDC, Mr.D.Benjamin Robert Raj. Remaining sessions of the day was engaged by the guest Prof.H.Moideen Batcha. He shared his knowledge on the Historical Background-Indian Values vis-a-vis Entrepreneurship and the Present Scenario, Identification of Opportunities for Entrepreneurs. And he shared How to start a SSI Unit (General Concept about the Govt. Formalities, Rules & Regulation, Location, and Different Aspect of an Industrial Venture). He encouraged the students in the path of Entrepreneurship.


The First session of Second day was started with Mr.B.Balaji, the Entrepreneur of Timely Financial Services, Thirumullaiyoyal and has urged Common Problems faced by Entrepreneurs. The second session had been handled by Mr.S.Sathyamoorthy, Asst. Prof, English Department, SJCE in a right manner with the Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs for better results. Third session was conducted by Mr.S.Premkumar, Proprietor of RK Mobiles and Star Super Market, Sriperumbudur. He suggested the possible roots for the student entrepreneurs. Fourth session was engaged by Mr.Ahmed, Branch Manager, Axis Bank, Irungattukottai. This session was dealt with financial aspects of SSI Unit including Financial Assistance from Govt. Agencies, Banks & Financial Institutions.


The third day forenoon session was completed with a factory visit by the participants and coordinators. They visited an Entrepreneurship Organization named, Umaa Engineers, Sholinganallur. After the factory visit, the afternoon session was engaged for Entrepreneurs success stories and it is engaged by Mrs.P.Pavithra, Asst.Prof, Department of Management Studies. The last session of this three days EAC had been closed with the feedback of the student participants and the vote of thanks of the programme convener.

This three day Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was completed in a best and enthusiastic way with the strong advices, help and support of the Management, Principal, Faculties, Non-Teaching staff and the Student participants. I hope, this camp may influenced the students for making themselves to become the successful entrepreneurs.

Venue: St. Joseph college of Engineering.

Timing: 9.00-11.30 A.M.


  • Prayer song and Bible reading
  • Welcome speech
  • Principal’s welcome address
  • Chief Guest speech
  • Vote of thanks
  • National anthem

Prayer Song and Bible Reading:
As a traditional way of inaugurating the seminar, the prayer song has been sung and the bible was read by choir of our college.

Welcome Speech:
The honourable chief guest and other dignitaries were addressed in the welcome address by Mrs. V. Yogalakshmi, ECE Department.

Welcome Address by Principal:
Followed by the welcome address our principal Dr. Akilan addressed the chief guest, staffs and students of St. Joseph College for the seminar on women entrepreneurship in his welcome address.

Chief Guest Speech:
Honourable chief guest, Mrs. Mahalakshmi Saravanan, had initiated the seminar on women entrepreneurship and provided many guidelines and motivations on becoming a woman entrepreneur. She had provoked the thoughts and enlightened the entrepreneurship awakening in the minds of our students.

Question and answer session:
As a part of seminar, a question and answer session had took place in which our chief guest Mrs. Mahalakshmi Saravanan had clarified the doubts and answered the queries of students.

Vote of thanks:
Vote of thanks was conveyed by Mrs. Kavitha, ECE Department. She conveyed here gratitude for our chief guest, other honourable guest, the students and the staffs who have cooperated throughout the event.

The seminar on women Entrepreneurship-2018 was concluded by singing National anthem as a National duty.